The Rukhsati (sending off) takes place, when the groom and his family will leave together with the bride. The Qur'an (Holy Book) is normally held over the brides head as she walks from the stage to the exit in order to bless her. This is a somber occasion for the bride's parents as it marks the departure of their daughter from their home. The departure of the bride becomes a very emotional scene as she says farewell to the home of her parents and siblings to start a new married life.
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